Art: $10,000 Orchid

If a flower is a work of art, an orchid is a masterpiece. A piece of the world's rarest single orchid plant bloomed last week in Summit, N. J. bearing three beautiful, pure white flowers. Two hard-bitten old orchid hunters, John Lager and Henry Hurrell, hastily summoned the Press to marvel.

Not for two decades have Orchid-hunters Lager & Hurrell scrabbled through the jungles looking for orchids for tycoons' hothouses. Generation ago they made two astounding strikes. High up in the branches of a South American tree, John Emil Lager found a gold...

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